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Dr. Who spoilers

I'm using this icon as my default because the one I'd rather use seems to...not be there. I'll reupload it when I get home.

So we finally saw all thirteen episodes and they were, well mindblowing. It's a season of death and redemption, of second chances, of how rare and wonderful it is that, in the middle of a war, *nobody* dies. And that that's the fate of heroes, even if they're cowards, even if they get brought back to be left behind. And he wasn't the 4th Doctor nor the 5th, the ones I knew best. The innocence, both actual and sexual, seemed to be gone.

The Doctor has cared for, even loved, his Companions before, but he was never in love with them. He was in love with Rose, and he might have been in love with Jack had he been around longer. But Jack was in love with him and with Rose, and Rose was in love with the Doctor and and there was room for Jack, too, because he got it. Unlike poor Mickey.

Because, yeah, those kisses from Captain Jack? Were sweet and sad and lovely, and absolutely not a surprise to either Rose or the Doctor. What that meant behind the scenes - I can guess and maybe write about, but it doesn't matter if it didn't happen.

It's that the thing we feared - Bad Wolf - was not bad - it was Rose, and it's always been Rose, who has always been strong and free and beautiful, and never needed protection. Wow.

(On a different note - MI-5 Margaret? Looks *exactly* like Umbridge. And Margaret got a second chance, too, didn't she?)

Wow. David Tenant has to follow this? Wow.


David Tennant follows it very, very well for the most part. The writing in the latter half of the 2006 series has been iffy, but there are a couple of episodes so far that have blown me away.

Since the finale of the Eccleston series managed to tie up so many ends that I thought were dangling, and tie in so many things that I thought were dumb or just filler (farting aliens? Cosmic surfboards? Pete Tyler?) -- well, I'll just reserve my final opinion about the Tennant series until it's done.

You'll love it, Deb. It'll be fantastic. :D

I hope so.

We've just downloaded the first two eps.

Are you getting the "Children in Need Special" and the "Christmas Invasion"? Those two are the ones you need to see first (in that order). "Children in Need" is a 7 minute short that was done for a charity telethon and it's pure characterization. "The Christmas Invasion" is simply superb. It's listed in continuity as "Series 2, episode 0" (as in zero) and was done as a special. You want to see them before "New Earth" (series 2, episode 1).

I don't know - jonbaker did it. Probably not - I'll tell him.

I missed the Children in Need Special at first (I just saw it at con-txt), but you absolutely have to see Christmas Invasion before 2.1



And I do so *love* Christmas episodes.

And I do so *love* Christmas episodes.

Heh. :)

It's not like that, I promise. Not a "very special X-mas ep."

Well...mostly. :)

What a wonderful review! I agree, it was a great journey, and I liked how it was so contained. I haven't seen any of the second season yet, but I hope this first one was setting a good foundation for even more development.